Since 1994, more than 17,000 Missourians have served in AmeriCorps, providing over 24 million hours of service equal to over $616 million in service time to Missouri communities. AmeriCorps programs receive three year funding grants to recruit and supervise AmeriCorps Members who will serve up to a year in their community.
AmeriCorps St. Louis hosts 42 AmeriCorps Members who will provide disaster response and early recovery services to disaster impacted communities within Missouri and, when requested, to other communities in need across the country. Members will also provide natural resource stewardship services to Missouri State and Federal public lands to benefit ecosystems health and to enable disaster service capabilities when needed. The AmeriCorps Members will be responsible for generating increased capacity and resiliency for 20 community partners, emergency management agencies, and voluntary organizations active in disaster as well as enhancing the environmental quality and user access to 8,000 acres of public lands and 400 miles of trails. In addition, the AmeriCorps Members will leverage an additional 980 volunteers who will be engaged in Disaster Response Initiatives.
Service Area: St. Louis City, State of Missouri, and other disaster impacted states
The Child Abuse Prevention Association (CAPA) AmeriCorps Members provides access to preventative mental health services in the form of therapeutic counseling, case management and community education in the Kansas City metro area. The AmeriCorps members will be responsible for serving over 450 children and caregivers through trauma-focused counseling, case-management and community education.
Service Area: Independence, Kansas City, Jackson County, Cass County, Clay County, Platte County
City Year Kansas City hosts 68 full-time AmeriCorps members who provide full-day education services to students in seven public schools in Kansas City, Missouri. AmeriCorps members provide social-emotional and academic supports to 727 students. Members also provide extended day and school climate activities. In addition, the AmeriCorps members will leverage 275 volunteers who will be engaged in physical service projects on national service days.
Service Area: Kansas City
College Bound Saint Louis (CB) hosts 14 AmeriCorps Members who will prepare students for success at college and in their future careers by organizing or connecting students to events and activities that will help them understand personal potential and possibilities, informing them about the steps and supports needed to realize different goals, and implementing a coaching plan designed to bring each student to academic success at the College Bound Saint Louis office and at Saint Louis Community College-Forrest Park. AmeriCorps Members are responsible for accomplishing: 1) 270 high school students and 180 collegians enrolling or remaining enrolled in College Bound program as they continue to pursue their high school diploma or college degree. 2) 65 out of 65 College Bound seniors graduating from high school. 3) 65 out of 65 College Bound 2020 high school graduates attending to a two or four-year college or university for their freshman year. The AmeriCorps Members will also help provide early college awareness programming for 300 ninth-grade students in St. Louis, MO.
Service Area: St. Louis County and City
Harvesters’ mission is to feed hungry people today and work to end hunger tomorrow. For 40 years, Harvesters has been our region’s solution to hunger. By providing nutritious food and raising community awareness of hunger, Harvesters meets a basic need while emphasizing the importance of overall health and serving people with dignity. As a regional food bank serving a 26-county area of northeast Kansas and northwestern Missouri, Harvesters provides food and related household products to more than 760 nonprofit agencies including emergency food pantries, community kitchens, homeless shelters, children’s homes and other organizations.
Service Area: Bates, Carroll, Cass, Clay, Henry, Jackson, Johnson, Lafayette, Platte, and Ray Counties
Healing Action Network, INC. (HAN) AmeriCorps members provide access to preventative mental health services through case management, opioid education and Naloxone distribution, therapeutic counseling, and increased community education to the St. Louis region. AmeriCorps members are responsible for increasing knowledge regarding opioid education to program recipients, assist program recipients achieve progress in at least one recovery goal, and increase in knowledge/skill of St. Louis community members.
Service Area: Jefferson, Madison, Monroe, St. Clair, St. Charles, and St. Louis Counties
The International Institute of Metro St. Louis hosts five AmeriCorps Members who will help refugees rebuild their lives, integrate into their new communities and become self-sufficient as soon as possible in the greater St. Louis Metropolitan area. The AmeriCorps Members are responsible for 1) helping 250 refugees/immigrants get placed in jobs 2) helping 200 refugees/immigrants enroll in health services and programs 3) assisting 350 refugee/immigrants complete U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services applications and 4) help 110 refugees/immigrants improve their financial literacy. In addition, the AmeriCorps Members leverage an additional fifty volunteers who assist with refugee integration.
Service Area: St. Louis County and City
Jumpstart hosts 163 AmeriCorps members who deliver its evidence-based early education program to 437 children in Kansas City and Columbia, Missouri. The AmeriCorps members are responsible for increasing the preparedness for kindergarten of 437 preschool-aged children from low-income communities by implementing a curriculum designed to improve key language, literacy, and social-emotional skills. In addition, the AmeriCorps Members leverage 163 volunteers who engage in service projects that benefit preschool children and their families in the same communities.
Service Area: Columbia and Kansas City
The Kansas City Teacher Residency AmeriCorps members will partner with a co-teacher for a full academic year to improve students’ attitudes and behaviors towards school. They will also increase student learning through interventions such as small group tutorials, push-in and pull-out support, and whole-group teaching in 40 KCTR partner charter and district schools in Kansas City, Missouri. AmeriCorps members are responsible for increasing the number of students with improved academic engagement and social and emotional skills.
Service Area: Jackson County
The Literacy Volunteers of America- Laclede Literacy Council hosts nine AmeriCorps Members who provide tutoring services for economically disadvantaged adults and out-of-school youth aged 16 and over who need to increase their skills in literacy or math in order to increase their employability. Tutoring sessions occur in the Tutoring Offices in Lebanon, Missouri. The AmeriCorps members are responsible for a minimum of 120 beneficiaries, who benefit from the tutoring by showing an increase in literacy or math skills. In addition, the AmeriCorps Members serve with an additional 15 leveraged volunteers who are engaged in tutoring service.
Service Area: Laclede County: Conway, Dove, Eldridge, Lebanon, Phillipsburg, Richland, Stoutland
Mission: St. Louis hosts 35 AmeriCorps Members who serve in the following capacities in Beyond School including: 1. Directly serve youth in partner schools and 2. Strengthening relationships with student families and community partners in St. Louis Language Immersion School (SLLIS), Lafayette Preparatory Academy (LPA), KIPP Triumph Academy (KIPP-T), KIPP Inspire Academy (KIPP-I), and Kairos Academies. The AmeriCorps Members are responsible for improving the academic performance in literacy and/or math of 178 economically disadvantaged K-8th graders. In addition, the AmeriCorps Members leverage an additional 200 volunteers who are engaged in academic mentoring services.
Service Area: St. Louis
The Missouri College Advising Corps hosts 48 AmeriCorps members who provide college and career advisement services to low-income, underrepresented students in 48 partner high schools within 32 school districts across Missouri. The AmeriCorps members are responsible for providing individualized college advisement to high school seniors with the ultimate goal of increasing college-going rates in partner schools compared to a three-year average baseline. In addition, the AmeriCorps members leverage 240 volunteers who engage in activities that foster a college-going culture within partner high schools.
Service Area: Butler, Cape Girardeau, Cass, Clay, Dent, Dunklin, Franklin, Greene, Howell, Jackson, Laclede, New Madrid, Phelps, St. Louis, Scott, Washington, and Webster Counties
Missouri Connections for Health hosts 13 AmeriCorps members who assist Missourians in making informed decisions about Medicare and related health insurance needs, as well as increase awareness in communities of CLAIM services in 13 targeted counties. The AmeriCorps members are responsible for providing counseling assistance to a minimum of 2,900 beneficiaries and reach a minimum of 15,000 individuals per year via outreach. In addition, the AmeriCorps members leverage 25 volunteers who engage in CLAIM activities, primarily serving as counselors.
Service Area: Audrain, Boone, Buchanan, Callaway, Cape Girardeau, Greene, Jackson, Jasper, Marion, Randolph, St. Charles, and St. Louis Counties
The Eldon School District/PAVE AmeriCorps hosts 30 AmeriCorps members who provide academic intervention for at-risk students to increase the chance for success in school.
Eight of these members will also provide mentoring to support improved academic engagement and social emotional skills in the district’s five campuses: Eldon South Elementary, Eldon Upper Elementary, Eldon Middle School, Eldon High
School, and Mustang Academy (alternative high school). The AmeriCorps Members are responsible for improved math and literacy proficiency for Kindergartners-8th graders. In addition, the AmeriCorps members leverage an additional
150 volunteers, who engage in academic support activities and activities designed to meet student and family needs.
Service Area: Miller, Moniteau, and Morgan Counties
The Poplar Bluff R-I School District hosts 43 AmeriCorps Members who tutor during & after school in six elementary, middle & junior high schools. The AmeriCorps Members are responsible for 685 students starting the program & 500 students with improved academic performance. In addition, the AmeriCorps Members leverage an additional 77 volunteers who engage in supporting Member activities in direct service, including tutoring, special program interventions, & enrichments.
Service Area: Butler County
The Purdy AmeriCorps Reading Coach Program hosts 11 AmeriCorps Members who provide literacy-based tutoring to kindergarten through 5th grade students. The AmeriCorps Members are responsible for improved reading scores in their student beneficiaries. In addition, the AmeriCorps Members leverage an additional 27 volunteers who engage in various school and community service projects.
Service Area: Barry County
Teach for America
Teach For America – Missouri hosts 112 AmeriCorps Members who teach for two years in low-income and under resourced schools in St. Louis and Kansas City. The AmeriCorps members are responsible for increasing the academic achievement of the over 5,600 students they teach. In addition, the AmeriCorps members leverage approximately 560 volunteers who support students in classrooms and schools.
Service Area: Kansas City and St. Louis
Teach For America – Kansas City
Teach For America – St. Louis
The Literacy Lab hosts 50 AmeriCorps Members who provide low income children from age 3 to grade 3 with daily, targeted early literacy intervention through the Missouri Reading Corps Program in pre-K classrooms and elementary schools in Kansas City, MO. The AmeriCorps members are responsible for increasing the school readiness of 164 pre-kindergarten students and the literacy skills of 313 elementary students in kindergarten through third grade. In addition, the AmeriCorps members leverage 175 volunteers who engage in activities to promote literacy and support school sites.
Service Area: Kansas City
The Waynesville R-VI School District hosts 30 AmeriCorps Members who will provide academic support, mentoring, service-learning, enrichment, with fitness and wellness support to students of whom are 66% military-affiliated, the Waynesville, Saint Robert, and Fort Leonard Wood communities of Missouri. The AmeriCorps Members are responsible for increasing student achievement of K-8 at risk, and military-affiliated students through member and volunteer supported tutoring, including mentoring programs during the regular school day and within the afterschool setting. In addition, the AmeriCorps members leverage an additional 1000 volunteers who engage in providing educational enrichment and support to students in the Waynesville R-VI School District.
Service Area: Kansas City